A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Sandbach or anywhere in the country, we can will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Work accident claims in Sandbach

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from members of the army to product development scientists, to claim compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Cheshire East local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

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Road traffic accident claims in Sandbach

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled no win, no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Sandbach.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sandbach are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,338. Incidents in Sandbach in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A534 and M6 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A534 and A533 crossroads.

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Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive data show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists experienced on potholes are also quite common with street trips having happened on Sandbach Rd and on Lawton Rd.

Serious injury

We recognise the difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. By reducing the financial stress a major injury puts on an injured claimant and their family, a successful claim allows them to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to siderosis.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Sandbach

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers instead of a compensation award. For example, to make a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Sandbach No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Sandbach and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Sandbach, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Sandbach?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people in Sandbach, Cheshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding the best PI lawyer to act for you is a crucial step towards achieving the best settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Sandbach (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to take on your case?

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Sandbach?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Sandbach?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?40,047 for serious arm injuries can range from ?24,028 to ?34,040.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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